• Potting Soil

    I purchased ‘Black Earth’ bags from a large grocery store, and mixed it with some of the dirt already in my pots from last season.   My flowers have not been thriving in these pots and someone told me that black…

  • container privacy shrubs/vines/evergreens

    I’m located in Toronto. I am allowed to take over a boulevard (south facing) and wish to build a ‘green privacy wall’. I can use containers (no digging in the ground) What would be a suitable plant/shrub/tree for this purpose?…

  • Agapanthus

    How do I get this plant (Agapanthus) to bloom. It’s been in a big pot on my patio for three years (in the basement in the winter). Lots of foliage but no blooms.…

  • container roses

    I am considering purchasing roses to plant in a container on my south-facing deck (I live in downtown Toronto). What is the best way to overwinter such roses so that they can come back next year? Also, how many years…

  • Balcony Flower Gardening

    My balcony (14th floor) is long (70 ft. by 6ft.) facing south . Morning and early aft. sun. It gets extremely windy at times. Is it possible to have a nice flower arrangement under these conditions. It seems to me…

  • Using Builders Sand to Amend Garden Soil

    Is it OK to mix builders sand with compost and soil into my vegetable garden and into containers?  I live in downtown toronto and have a small garden.  The original soil in my garden was mostly clay but I have…

  • Master Gardener Talk about Balconies & Terraces May 23

    I went to the Master gardeners’ talk about moveable landscapes at Elmbrook library last week May 11th. I was interested in the balcony gardening talk as well on May 23, although I have an outside flower garden. What would the…

  • Brown Rust Spots on Bush Bean Plant – Cathy Goring

    Hi there, I have a three bush bean plants growing in a container. They were initially in their own individual smaller containers but I moved them to larger pot after a while. They were extremely root bound by the time…

  • Flowering Perennials that do well in pots, zone 5B

    I’m wanting to plant some large pots with perennials. They have 6 plus hours of sunshine a day, being on the western side of the house. I am envisioning a variety of colour with more than one perennial per pot,…

  • Agapanthus

    These 2 plants wintered over and the corms have now risen from the soil. They have no energy and loll about. What to do – transplant perhaps?      …

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